Barnaby

Barnaby is a Medieval English form of Barnabas, the Greek form of an Aramaic name of uncertain meaning though it could mean “son of the prophet” or perhaps “son of encouragement”. It’s also a surname derived from the given name.

Nicknames: Barney

Origin: Aramaic

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Variants:

  • Barnabas (English, German, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek)
  • Barnabé (French)
  • Barnabás (Hungarian)
  • Varnava (Russian)

 

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